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'LotR: The Battle for Middle-earth' - v1.02 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 21, 2005 @ 1:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has released a new patch for its 3D RTS Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth. This update brings your retail game (English & German) to v1.02 and a slew of game balance fixes, and the usual bug/crash fixes (thanks Patches Scrolls). Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Stargate SG-1: The Alliance' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Developer Q&A

by Rainier on April 21, 2005 @ 12:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Stargate SG-1: The Alliance will be an action-based game playable in the first- or third- person perspective. Depending on the mission, there will be other tasks that have elements of team tactics, puzzle-solving and stealth. First and foremost, you will never walk alone – your team will be there to look after you, but you will also have to look after them, so it differs from most "straight" shooters. We sat down with Perception's Radek Majder to ask more details about Stargate SG-1: The Alliance.

Various Game Trailers #486

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 11:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • Stoked Rider - Trailer
  • MoH: European Assault - Trailer
  • Pariah - Trailer (2)

Al Pacino Seen But Not Heard In 'Scarface: The World Is Yours'

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 11:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Variety is reporting that Al Pacino will have to "nod" hello to his little friends, as he is allowing his likeness, but not his voice, to be used in Vivendi's upcoming Scarface video game. Pacino's voicework will be done by an "unnamed low-profile actor." Fellow Scarface actors Steven Bauer and Robert Loggia, on the other hand, are lending likeness and voice to their respective characters.

Streamline Studios Working on Next-Gen And Unreal Engine 3 Titles

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 9:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dutch Streamline Studios announce today that it is currently servicing several next-generation developments at its studio. "We've spent time refining our systems and field testing our pipeline to ensure a one-stop solution for next-generation development hurdles and the results have been superb" stated Harpp Seble, SLS CFO. Titles currently being serviced include two platform launch titles as well as developments that utilize Unreal 3 technology. Streamline Studios will be attending E3 this year and will be holding meetings with developers and publishers regarding their next-generation creative and engineering needs.

'Star Wars: Empire at War' - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 7:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Control the fate of the galaxy in LucasArts' all new RTS game Star Wars: Empire at War. Set a few years before the events of Episode IV A New Hope, the game will let players rewrite history as well as experience the aftermath of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, the creation of the Rebel Alliance, and Darth Vader's rise to power. Read more for new screens ...

'Stargate SG-1: The Alliance' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 5:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stargate SG-1: The Alliance will be an action-based game playable in the first- or third- person perspective. Depending on the mission, there will be other tasks that have elements of team tactics, puzzle-solving and stealth. First and foremost, you will never walk alone – your team will be there to look after you, but you will also have to look after them, so it differs from most "straight" shooters.

'Heroes of Might and Magic V' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 4:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The first game to reintroduce the Might & Magic universe to the public will be Heroes of Might and Magic V. Gamers will delve into a more mature, consistent fantasy universe that will appeal to fans of all fantasy genres. One of the most successful turn-based strategy* franchises, the Heroes of Might and Magic series, with its distinctive touch of RPG, is a benchmark in the Heroic Fantasy genre, with considerable commercial and critical acclaim.

'Juiced' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Official Website Launched

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 3:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Juiced immerses you in the lifestyle and culture of the real street modding scene. Starting as a new kid on the block, without a set of wheels to your name, build up your own crew of ‘driving gods’ and dominate the established street racing scene of Angel City. Earn respect by showing off you skills, race for pink slips, and eventually form a team and compete in crew races. THQ has launched the official website with news, screens, trailers, wallpapers, and full background on all parts manufacturers featured in game. A new demo is also coming soon ...

'Stolen' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Sneaks up On Store Shelves

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 2:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hip Games today announced that Stolen has shipped and is now available in stores across North America. Stolen is an ultra realistic, third person, stealth-based, action game based around a high-tech female thief. Along with innovative high-tech stealth/robbery game actions and events, Stolen also boasts some truly amazing technical and presentational features to give it a spectacular look that will captivate gamers.